Elaine’s two children were both raised as active members of the Chickenshed community from the age of six months old. Elaine herself is a lifelong supporter of the arts and has been a regular volunteer at Chickenshed in London among her other philanthropic activities.

An avid health and fitness enthusiast, she is certified as a fitness instructor and personal trainer, in various physical and mental disciplines, upon which she built a successful UK private practice.

In summer 2016, to support her husband’s appointment of CDO at the New York Public Library, Elaine and the family relocated New York City where she is now working hard to bring Chickenshed and its life-changing approach to inclusivity and diversity to the United States.